simple (no churn!) key lime pie ice cream

simple + refreshing key lime pie ice cream (no ice cream machine necessary!)

I made vanilla no churn ice cream last month and ever since I have wanted to experiment with a different flavor. So when I heard about a group of bloggers getting together for a week of ice cream recipes, I was all in!

It is the end of summer. I gather up allergist forms, make dentist appointments, and think about last minute "needs" like extra water bottles and sneakers for our two kids before they head back to school. Someday soon I will make this pie from scratch and mix it in the ice cream. But this busy Momma opted for easy. End of summer easy. 

how to make:: no churn key lime pie ice cream

Key Lime Pie is one of my favorite desserts. Key lime juice is a pale yellow (vs regular lime juice) and hails from Key West, Florida. The pie is tangy, smooth, and sweet. Perfect on a hot summer day. My pie was store bought (thank you Harris Teeter!) but if you are in the mood to make it from scratch try this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. 

tangy + sweet key lime pie ice cream recipe

No Churn Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

makes 1 1/2 quarts


2 cups (16oz) heavy cream

1 (14oz) can condensed milk 

2 cups key lime pie, chopped to 1/2 inch pieces

1 teaspoon lime juice

1 drop green food coloring

extra graham crumbs and sanding sugar, optional


Whip whipping cream in mixer until peaks form. Gently fold in condensed milk. Mix together lime juice with food coloring and gently stir in cream mixture. Pour into bread loaf pan and freeze for 1 hour (until set), then stir in pie chunks. Freeze until firm, about 6 hours. Garnish with extra graham crumbs and sanding sugar. 

The result is refreshing, sweet, tangy, and crunchy in all the right ways. The graham cracker holds its crunch well, and who doesn't love eating chunks of pie in their ice cream?

Quick tips: leave room for the pie pieces when pouring in the cream mixture to your loaf pan. I used about 1/2 of a 9 inch pie when chopping up my pie pieces, and froze the pie pieces until I was ready to mix them into the ice cream.

simple and refreshing (no churn!) key lime pie ice cream recipe -tag&tibby

I partnered with 18 bloggers to share creative ice cream recipes with you and to bring an awesome ice cream making giveaway. Follow along with the hashtag #weekofsundaes on social media this week and check out our blogs to see all of our innovative ice cream recipes throughout the week!

Ashley at Spoonful of Flavor // Ashley at Cookie Monster Cooking // Madison at Wetherills Say I Do // Erin at The Speckled Palate // Julia at Tag & Tibby // LeAndra at Love & Flour // Molly at Hey There Sunshine // Nick at Macheesmo // Meredith at Meredith Noelle // Heather at Sugar Dish Me // Linda at Brunch with Joy // Katie at Twin Stripe // Erica at Crumby Cupcake // Beth at bethcakes // Meghan at Cake ‘n Knife // Dan at The Food in my Beard // Bethany at Bethany Grow // Cate at Chez CateyLou // Susannah at Feast + West

One winner will receive this awesome ice cream making prize pack: worth more than $265! See the Rafflecopter below to enter to win this set.

The prize pack includes (this list contains affiliate links):

A Cuisinart 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker

A Chef's Choice Waffle Cone Express Ice Cream Cone Maker

Set of four 6-ounce Tovolo Mini Sweet Treat Tubs

A Zeroll Original Ice Cream Scoop

Giveaway Rules

Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter widget below. Everyone gets a free entry! You can enter multiple times, up to 20 additional entries by following the ice cream week contributors on social media. (If you’ve followed in the past, that counts! Just enter the info as prompted.) All entries will be verified. No purchase is necessary to win.

The giveaway is open until Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 at 10 a.m. EST. One winner will be chosen at random and emailed within 48 hours. Winners must claim prize within 48 hours of initial contact. The retail value of the prize is $265. Prizes shown in the graphic are the only ones available.

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